15 Jan Pause before publish
I have been writing. A lot.
I have written very personal and emotional stories.
I have written a few pieces on my professional work, my experiences, and the many challenges I experience on a daily basis.
I have written a few pieces that are edgy, or direct, or some may even say inflammatory.
Typically when I write I publish immediately.
I don’t leave time to edit, review, or think about what I have written for fear of letting my inner voice get the best of me.
This evening I was in a rush.
I wrote something that was timely, meaningful, and edgy.
This evening I paused before I published.
In the pause I thought I may be better off reviewing in the morning. Reading. Editing. Refining. Then posting.
It’s not about being edgy. It’s about delivering value. Value cannot be rushed.
Tonight I found value in a pause.
Often in medicine we need to pause to ensure we deliver care at the N of 1.